The Strange Works of Taro Yoko

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Throughout his entire career, Taro Yoko has always felt disheartened by the image of humanity reflected in most big-budget video games, which propose the use of firearms as the principal means of action. Through his own work, from Drakengard to NieR: Automata, this artist attempts to explore the reasons behind our strange fascination with conflict.

Is man so vicious that he must triumph, discriminate, hurt and kill even for entertainment?

Within the great fields of ruin resulting from wars in which mankind battled against mankind, Taro Yoko perceives this “entertainment” as a way for hope, a horizon, a shield against evil.

In this book we explore the contours of his games, the behind-the-scenes of their development, the complexity of their tales and their thematic depth. Discover this multifaceted and altruistic creator, who is convinced that video gaming is a diverse and unique medium.

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  • 232 pages
  • Hardcover
  • 160 x240
  • English
  • Author: Nicolas Turcev
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05 Aug 2020
Graham H.
Australia Australia
A brilliant read

Although I'm not done with this book yet, the content is very intriguing. I was disappointed once I recieved it as I expected an artbook, which is why I bought it. But upon reading, the content was packed full of information on the Nier and Drakenguard series, but it doesn't stop there. Theres a section in the book that covers the music and even stuff on the gaming industry in Japan, from years ago. A must have book for any rpg and gaming fan.